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Dugan McNeil

If there could be one word to describe Dugan McNeill, that word would be “innovator.”  A true music visionary, always one step ahead of the curve, Dugan has consistently been on the cutting edge of the music business. Known to thousands of fans in the Midwest as a member of the extremely popular rock band, …

Joe Sadowski

Instructor, Audio Production and Engineering, Ableton Motivated and constantly inspired, Joe “Avey” Sadowski has been making music since he was a child. He operates out of his native city of Minneapolis as a producer/composer, working to create sonic harmony in all genres. A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording, Joe credits the school as …

Kevin Bowe

Program Chair, Audio Production and Engineering Kevin Bowe is a songwriter/producer/guitarist/engineer/mixer who got his start in the Minneapolis music scene that spawned Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du in the early 1980’s. After spending that decade in various punk and roots bands, he caught a break and met uber-producer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, …

Justin DeLeon

Audio Engineering, Pro Tools A talented instructor, Justin brings his experience of playing in professional studios and his own musical groups to the classroom. He has self-produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and played the drums for Sleeper Pins, Dissonant Creatures and the Swallows. Before coming to IPR, Justin worked for four years as a staff engineer …

Tom Garneau

Engineering The phrase “early adapter” gets thrown around a lot in the music industry, but it has never been truer then when describing Tom Garneau. A true audio aficionado, he received his first analog tape recorder at age seven and started his first studio in 1981. After years of working in the MPLS underground scene, …

Mitch Hare

Academic Coordinator, Live Sound and Show Production Program Chair, Music and Entertainment Business In addition to directing and supervising the business curriculum at the Institute of Production and Recording, Mitch Hare serves as the Academic Coordinator for the Live Sound and Show Production degree. He holds a bachelors in Music from the University of Minnesota …

Colt Leeb

Program Chair, Sound Design for Visual Media A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colt Leeb is a young and gifted instructor with an already impressive and expanding set of credentials. He is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor, with specializations in audio recording and production, MIDI, digital recording and …

Dik Shopteau

Engineering, Production Description of Your Background/Experience Dik’s life in music began at age 16 as a founding member of the band Judd. As one of the more successful bands to emerge from the Midwest, Judd toured extensively for 10 years in the U.S. and Canada, recording in New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto and Minneapolis. …

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